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P.O.W.E.R. WOMEN IN THE NEWS
NEW P.O.W.E.R.FUL WOMEN
P.O.W.E.R. Women in the News
WE ARE PROUD OF THE ACCOMLISHMENTS OF OUR
WOMEN IN BUSINESS.
Lashonda Sanford, Scratch Bakery
Scratch Bakery, owned by Lashonda Sanford, won a “Retailer of the Year” award in the Peninsula Restaurants category from the Retail Alliance. Overall, 12 awards were given out to area retailers based on their customer service, consumer reviews, web presence, visual merchandising, community involvement and more.
Lashonda got her start making treats for her children from some treasured recipes (with a twist), and her business grew with one vision in mind: to create a true “neighborhood bakery.” She’s opened three locations over the past five years and runs a mobile cupcake truck.
Dawn Beninghove, Companion Extraordinaire
Companion Extraordinaire Home Care Services, led by CEO Dawn Beninghove, was voted “Best in Companion Care” from Our Health Richmond’s 4th Annual Senior Healthy Living Awards. The home health services company was also voted “Hanover’s Best in Home Care”
for the 10th year in a row!
Dawn founded Ashland-based Companion Extraordinaire in 2003 after
it was difficult to find good care for her father during his struggle with Parkinson’s disease. The company offers personal, skilled and supportive care in a variety of settings including clients’ homes, assisted living centers and nursing homes.
Yolanda Teschner, Yolanda’s On Main
Yolanda’s On Main, a women’s clothing boutique owned and
operated by Yolanda Teschner, was also presented with a “Retailer
of the Year” award in the Peninsula Retail category from the Retail Alliance. These awards are designed to celebrate and congratulate
those who have demonstrated the passion to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit of retail.
Yolanda opened her store in 2008 to help women build a wardrobe that fits well, feels well and wears well. Yolanda specializes in distinctive clothing, accessories and jewelry that can be worn at work and at leisure – clothing that will add both the essential and the imaginative to any wardrobe.
P.O.W.E.R.ful women Speak
I am the owner of Premier Group, a CPA and management consulting firm that works with business owners to truly understand and take the fear out of the numbers aspect of running a business. We do more than just tax strategies and bookkeeping – we truly dive deep into each business to look at ways to maximize profits and manage expenses.
I’ve been with the P.O.W.E.R. program for about four months. I love what they stand for and that they
really want to educate and help women business owners! We really need that – women spend a lot of time taking care of and supporting others, and it’s important that we get the support we need, too.
I’m looking forward to learning how to be a better supporter of other businesses and discover ways
to improve my own business as well. I’m passionate about helping people, and P.O.W.E.R. is a great program for both giving and receiving support!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DISCOUNTS AND
BENEFITS FROM YOUR FELLOW
P.O.W.E.R. Podcasts take
your business to the next level
At Sonabank, we believe in you and your dreams. That’s why we’re always looking for the best tools, advice, resources and financial services to help you reach your business goals. We offer educational and inspirational podcasts made by fellow P.O.W.E.R. members on a wide range of topics – so you’ll be sure
to find something in our library that grabs your ear.
Money Mistakes That Hold Back True Prosperity
Turning Business Goal Setting Upside Down
How to Simplify and Maximize Credit Card Processing
Four Steps to Create a Big Marketing Impact
on a Small Budget
And many more! New podcasts are added regularly.
Together we have the power to make great things happen. Visit the
P.O.W.E.R. website and select “Podcasts” to tune in, or search for
“Sonabank” at the Apple® iTunes store or on stitcher.com.
Interested in offering a P.O.W.E.R. Perk to your fellow members? Just log in to your directory listing, select “Edit Your Profile” and add a P.O.W.E.R. Perk within your profile listing.
Membership has its perks. P.O.W.E.R. members have the opportunity to share discounts and benefits with their fellow members to help them grow their business.
Bedcrafters by Michelle
Let Bedcrafters by Michelle help you find
the best mattress for your sleep needs!
Our knowledgeable staff listens to your specific needs and educates you on how to select the perfect mattress for your personal comfort, support and health. Get a customized bed to ensure you are well-rested to take on each day.
P.O.W.E.R. Perks – Enjoy $300 off a custom Queen or King mattress set and buy one, get one half off for custom pillows.
covenant home care
Covenant Home Care provides dependable and affordable in-home care services for seniors, disabled adults and their families in Richmond and surrounding counties. As a locally owned and operated business, we care about our community and helping patients and their families enjoy independent and fulfilling lives. Let Covenant Home Care be “Your first choice for in-home care!”
P.O.W.E.R. Perk – Receive a 20% discount on your first
boss (Business Owner Services & Support)
Most small business owners know their trade, but may not be educated on how to run or grow their business. At BOSS, we specialize in coaching small business owners to plan for the future, improve and optimize the processes and systems that are key to running a business, make sound business decisions and maximize your cash flow.
P.O.W.E.R. Perk – Business owners with 1-10 employees will receive a free one-hour business consulting session to discuss improving and growing your business.
Fairfax City Women Business
P.O.W.E.R. sponsored and attended the Fairfax
City Women Business Owners Luncheon on March 7, hosted by the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority. This powerful event was filled with great new connections and powerful women in business.
P.O.W.E.R. in the Community
WE BELIEVE IN THE P.O.W.E.R. OF OUR COMMUNITY. CHECK OUT SOME OF THE EVENTS WE'VE BEEN A PART OF RECENTLY!
Women with Drive
Our third annual Women with Drive P.O.W.E.R. Reception
during the LPGA Championship in May was a huge
success! Over 100 women attended, where we networked,
made new friends and connections and heard from Susie
Galvez on how to “Tweak Your Chic.” We also held a Q&A
session with LPGA player Klára Spilková.
Women of Excellence Awards
Sonabank P.O.W.E.R. was a proud sponsor of the
National Association of Women Business Owners
(NAWBO) Richmond’s Women of Excellence Awards
Dinner and 20th Anniversary Event. We celebrated
Richmond’s top women business leaders, enjoyed
a delicious dinner and networked with amazing
businesswomen in our community.
International Women’s Day
Our favorite “holiday”of the year –
International Women’s Day! Employees
at Sonabank celebrated on March 8 by
wearing purple and sharing information
about the P.O.W.E.R. program. Learn
more at internationalwomensday.com.